Just came back from a Hawaiian vacation. 3 Nights at the Prince (8/26-8/29), and then 4 nights on the Big Island.
Flying in from the East Coast, the first day was pretty much "lost" due to the lengthy flight and the jetlag. We arrived tired, in the dark, and in the rain. Two adults and a 4 year old, with a convertible and so much luggage, 2 pieces had to be hoisted into the back seat.
Call it a cliche, but the moment we pulled up to the hotel, we could feel the stress of getting there slip away. A very happy valet took care of the car and the luggage. I believe the valet parking was $15 per day with in and out privileges, and being we paid $95 thru priceline, we decided to use it for our stay.
The woman at check in was friendly, but although I flashed my Prince card, there was no "high floor upgrade" this time around. We were given a room on the 6th floor. No mention was made of our son in tow, for those concerned about this hotel and the "two adult" occupancy.
The room itself was directly over the pool, and the view was actually more interesting than had we been on a higher floor! It was great to have such a nice view of the marina, and the ocean out beyond. We never heard a sound from the pool area. As with all the other posters there was a great bathroom! The King size bed was very comfortable, and compared to our last trip to Honolulu and a stay at the Outrigger Skycourt, the room was much larger.
When we asked the woman at the desk for some beach towels, not only did she pull out the towels, but also a map to show us where we should take our son. Her expert direction led us to Ala Moana State Park, a beach that the locals use, and one that we would have missed had she not pointed out how close it was and how easy it was to park there. (It was and it was!)
The food ordered from room service was delivered fast and with friendly service. Being New Yorker's, the prices didn't seem that outrageous. Remember "Prices slightly higher in Alaska and Hawaii"!
Whenever we gave our valet card, the car appeared with the top down, only moments after we asked for it.
We left a note for housekeeping, asking could we please have an extra packet of regular coffee instead of the one regular and one decaf they provide. We were always accommodated.
Checkout was fast, friendly, and accurate. All in all, the hotel was an exceptional value, and I am truly hard pressed to find a fault with the room itself or the staff. We loved the location too. 4* Waikiki North is an absolutely accurate description, and I would welcome a stay at this property again. So much so, I'd consider booking directly with Prince to guarantee this hotel. On the other hand with PL there are so many bargains to be had... Aloha!